Sir, Soil Association Scotland is delighted to support the Scottish Organic Action Plan, launched this week. It recognises the positive environmental, social and economic impact of organic farming, and demonstrates the Scottish government's commitment to organic food and farming as exemplars of sustainable development. The commitments are a welcome change from the missed opportunities of the past few years, which saw producers abandoning organic production for lack of government support. Whoever is in government in Scotland after the election in May must implement the plan.

Hugh Raven, strategic advisor, Soil Association Scotland